When an emergency happens, civil defence and emergency services will be busy helping the people who need them most.
There are a number of different hazards in New Zealand. Find out about other hazards, and who is responsible for managing emergencies related to these hazards.
Drop, Cover and Hold is the right action to take in an earthquake. It stops you being knocked over, makes you a smaller target, and protects your head, neck and vital organs.Learn how to Drop, Cover and Hold
Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.Learn about Emergency Mobile Alert
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning. It is important to make emergency plans so you know what to do when an emergency happens.
Make a plan for your home, work, school, marae or community.
Help your friends, family and community get prepared for emergencies. Get to know your neighbours and plan for an emergency with your community.Find out how to get your community ready